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Anglo-American Annapurna III SW Ridge

Although previously attempted by at least three siege-style expeditions, the SW ridge of Annapurna III (7,550m) had so far resisted all comers, but this team felt that the route lent itself to an alpine-style approach which proved to be true. The 2,500m route consisted of a 650m rock buttress, 1,000m of snow and ice followed by another 200m of rock before a long ridge which took all three to the summit. Although the weather was generally good, they experienced strong cold winds.

September - November 2003
Kenton Cool with Ian Parnell from the UK with John Varco from USA

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